Will Tran joined KRON 4 in 2004 and reporting in the Bay Area since 2001.
His first stop was at NBC Bay Area where he covered numerous high profile stories including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s run for California governor, and the search for Laci Peterson and the eventual arrest of Scott Peterson. During the Peterson story, Will not only provided local coverage, but also did numerous liveshots for MSNBC.
In the spring of 2004, he was a freelance reporter for KVVU-FOX in Las Vegas where he won an Associated Press Breaking News Award for being the first to report that the Ohio freeway sniper, Charles McCoy Jr., was arrested at a casino in the overnight hours. He also went live numerous times that day for many major cities like Los Angeles as well as FOX News.
In the summer of 2004 he was back in San Francisco, this time at KRON where he’s one of the morning show reporters. Through the years, he’s provided reports and live coverage on stories like the collapse of the Macarthur Maze, the search for Sandra Cantu in Tracy, CA, the court appearances of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, and Barry Bonds’ pursuit of the homerun record. Of course it hasn’t been all serious stories. One of the most fun stories he has covered was all things San Francisco Giants during the team’s run to the World Series and victory parade.
Prior to arriving in San Francisco, in 2000 Will also freelanced reported at KATU –ABC in Portland, Oregon. He managed to say goodbye to the rain and hello to sunshine when he became the morning reporter at the Orange County News Channel in the Los Angeles market.
From 1996-1999 Will reported at KGMB-CBS in Honolulu, Hawaii where he won a Society of Professional Journalists Business Story of the Year in 1998. Before Hawaii, he was on another island, the U.S. Territory of Guam, where he reported at Guam Cable News from 1995 to the fall of 1996.
Will started his career at KNDO-NBC in Yakima, WA.
He graduated in 1994 with a B.A. from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communication.
If you ever see me out in the field, by all means come up and say hello!